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5/4/10 3:25 P

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I completely understand what you mean about not wanting to exercise after work. After my first daughter was born, I couldn't get into a gym routine because she was in daycare all day and I didn't want to be away from her longer to work out. So I didn't! After my second daughter, I still felt the same way!

Now I get up at 5am and workout for an hour before getting ready for work (Leslie Sansone and Jillian Michaels). It was definately hard at first to get into the routine, and sometimes I don't get up. But, once I got used to getting up earlier, I have actually found I have much more energy on the days I workout at 5am than on the days I don't. On the days I don't get up, I workout at home to exercise DVD's as soon as I get home. My hubby keeps the girls occupied and cooks dinner while I am working out.

Good luck finding something that works for you!

Edited by: DEWBERRYJAMIE at: 5/4/2010 (15:26)
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5/3/10 3:36 P

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I've had the same problem. I am working 4 10 hour says a week. So I get up at 5:30 already. When I get home I just want to spend time with my baby. I've just started riding our stationary bike after I put the baby to bed at night. I seems to working well.

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5/3/10 9:22 A

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I didn't get to walk this weekend and I agree that your body starts to crave activity...it drve me nuts

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5/2/10 5:48 P

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Wish our gym had a daycare. Would make it so much easier to workout!

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4/30/10 10:11 A

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I have had to adjust my schedule over the last few weeks to get in my exercise after work. I feel bad leaving my son... but I realized I am doing this for them as well as me. I shouldn't feel bad for having one hour of "me" time. I know I am trying to be healthy for him. I also got a bike and a seat for him so he can ride with me on it. Push him in a stroller... or take him somewhere to exercise with you. Even 20 min a day is better than none. After a while, your body will crave the exercise because it will make you feel so much better. You are worth it! Your kids are worth you exercising to get healthier for them. It is tiring after work, but you will feel better when you are finished. You have to keep that in mind. Good luck!


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4/29/10 11:15 P

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I take my daughter to the gym. They offer childcare. I don't really feel guilty for it anymore since I feel like she needs the interaction with other kids. I am going to buy a child seat for my bike for this summer.

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4/29/10 10:14 P

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I get up early to go to work in the morning, and haven't been able to drag myself out of bed any earlier to get a workout in. About 6 months ago, we bought a Wii with a couple of workout games. I go into the basement and workout with the Wii or do some karate after my 18-month-old son goes to bed. I also go for a walk with my son right after we finish dinner when the weather is nice (which it has been for the past week or two).

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4/28/10 7:39 P

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I was going to say morning too. I only work part-time now with 2 kids but I get up at 4:45 at least 3x a week to exercise. I actually prefer to get up earlier, get it over with and feel energized the rest of the day. I don't know if that's an option. the other thing I was going to suggest is walking at your lunch break. There is the quickfire team on here which gives you a different exercise every day to do. Anyway, any small steps you take will make a big difference over time.

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KATHY-FREDERICK's Photo KATHY-FREDERICK Posts: 4,334
4/28/10 6:36 P

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We also bought a running stroller for when she gets old enough.

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4/28/10 6:29 P

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I walk first thing in the morning. My baby is older...she is 17 months, and she snacks on her tray while we walk and I sing to her or talk about the flowers and the dogs we pass. I find it is a great time together, and I started with shorter distances, but now she is happy walking with me up to an hour!

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4/28/10 4:08 P

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I have a lot to lose too but don't return to work until the 10th of May. Right now, the thought of leaving my daughter to go to work is killing me! My suggestion for exercise (which is what I've been working on) is put your son in a front carrier and go for a long walk. My husband and I have walked up to 5 miles in one night. It's much better than leaving the baby to exercise - she's not only with us but up against me and it gives me extra weight which burns more calories.

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4/28/10 4:06 P

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When I was working I would have to drag my butt out of bed a little earlier in the morning. As hard as this was to do at first, I found that it worked great. A 30 minute indoor walk (Leslie Sansone) would leave me feeling so energized and ready to take on the day! By the time I got home from a long days work, I would still usually be feeling pretty good, and sometimes I would even find the energy to fit in another half hour of exercise. It's hard with children, I can relate to that! Try a morning or two, see how it works for you. Best of luck!

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4/28/10 3:54 P

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Hey everyone,
I am trying to lose a large amount of weight and I find that after I work all day, by the time I get home I am so tired! Also I feel guilty for leaving my son to work out... Any advice would be great...



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